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Membership of world’s largest non-profit association of certified cyber security professionals surges past 125,000

Membership of (ISC)² has surged past 125,000 certified cyber security professionals worldwide. As demand for skilled security professionals continues to grow exponentially, (ISC)2 certification and continuing education programmes enable cyber security and IT security...
Posted On 15 Aug 2017
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IoT-connected soldiers ‘hacked’ in latest Cyber Security Challenge UK competition

On Friday 11 August, Her Majesty’s Government Communications Centre (HMGCC), the Ministry of Defence (MoD), BAE Systems and the Cyber Security Challenge UK arranged a mock cyber attack on Internet of Things (IoT)-connected soldiers in the field at the MoD’s Defence Cyber...
Posted On 15 Aug 2017
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“Employees pose greatest EU GDPR compliance risk” pinpoints latest Bluesource study

Six-in-ten organisations view their employees as the biggest threat to successful EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adherence, while four-in-ten believe that their current IT systems could also pose compliance risks. That’s according to a GDPR awareness survey...
Posted On 14 Aug 2017
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Cyber Security Challenge UK hosts UK’s first cyber crime intervention workshop

Cyber Security Challenge UK has worked closely with the National Crime Agency (NCA) and industry partners on delivering a new initiative designed to rehabilitate young people who’ve committed low-level cyber crimes and prevent them from re-offending or otherwise becoming...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
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IDSC security network formed to champion and promote data sanitisation Best Practice

According to the Identity Theft Resource Centre, nearly 12 million data records have been exposed since the beginning of 2017. Although data sanitisation is an important step in preventing sensitive data from being accessed or breached, it’s still relatively unknown and often...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
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Department for Transport issues guidelines designed to enhance cyber security of connected cars

A new generation of Internet-connected cars will have to be better protected from hackers under tough new guidance issued by the Department for Transport. Smart vehicles are increasingly becoming the norm on British roads, allowing drivers to access maps, travel information and...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
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Ransomware attacks steal headlines, but accidental data breaches “remain major cause of loss”

Ransomware attacks continued to burgeon in the first half of 2017, showing a rise of 50% over the first half of 2016. Hacking and malware attacks (of which ransomware attacks form a growing part) continue to be the leading cause of breaches, accounting for 32% of all cyber...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
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DDoS could disrupt UK’s Brexit negotiations and “lead to outages worldwide”

IT security professionals predict that DDoS attacks will grow larger and more significant in the year ahead, and are already preparing for attacks that could disrupt the UK’s Brexit negotiations and cause outages worldwide. That’s according to new research from Corero...
Posted On 03 Aug 2017
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C2C competitors tackle rogue state developing WMD in life-like cyber test scenario

Hugely talented individuals from UK and US universities have fired up their laptops to battle a dangerous (but fictitious) rogue state developing Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in the life-like cyber security competition that is Cambridge2Cambridge (C2C). The Government and...
Posted On 26 Jul 2017
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Threats “rapidly evolving and increasing in magnitude” warns Cisco’s Mid-Year Cyber Security Report

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to offer new opportunities for cyber criminals, with its security weaknesses – many of them ripe for exploitation – playing a central role in enabling criminal campaigns to exert an escalating impact. That’s the stark...
Posted On 25 Jul 2017